Unfortunately, vehicle problems can pop up at any time in the vehicle’s life, regardless of whether it’s new or used. If a defect arises in the vehicle that the manufacturer fails to fix within a reasonable amount of time, you may have a case on your hands.
The Most Common Car Complaints
Complaints are common across nearly all makes and models, regardless of model year. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps a database filled with complaints, recalls, and inspections for all vehicles sold inside of the United States.
Some of the most common complaints revolve around:
If you have a complaint, make your voice heard. Many car problems pose long-term safety risks, so it’s better to resolve them quickly for your own sake.
Filing Your Own Complaint
The NHTSA streamlines the reporting process through its Vehicle Safety Complaint portal. In only five steps, you can submit a vehicle complaint. Your complaint will be compiled in the interest of protecting consumers from faulty vehicles.
As a bonus for submitting a complaint, the NHTSA will notify you in the future if your vehicle is ever recalled.
However, the NHTSA isn’t your only option. You may also choose to file a complaint with the dealer, manufacturer, or the Federal Trade Commission. Some states also sponsor their own lemon laws that Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate, and you can also try your state’s consumer protection agency or attorney general.
Researching Before You Buy
Since the NHTSA and other organizations constantly pull together new data, it’s always a good idea to check these databases to learn what other people have complained about before you buy. Due to different manufacturing processes, some vehicles are more prone to issues than others. Even two vehicles of the same make and model from two different years can perform much differently, with one being virtually problem-free, and the other presenting safety hazards.
Vetting the make and model year beforehand ensures you get the best deal for your money. This can prevent an experience with premature deterioration due to faulty manufacturing and dangerous safety hazards.
Get the Help You Deserve with Robison Lemon Law Group LLC
Our Expert Mechanics Will Evaluate Your Case
Robison Lemon Law Group LLC is standing by to assist you with your vehicle problems. After a free, no-obligation consultation, we’ll determine whether your case is worth pursuing. If so, there is never a fee for you. That’s because our compensation comes directly from the manufacturer. So don’t put off your car issues any longer. Contact us today!